”Artisan Crafted” Visual Creator, J’Atelier9 ™️ (IG: @jatelier9), was founded by Los Angeles based artist, Janine Tang.
Janine is a Hong Kong born sustainable fine artist, whom grew up in Southern California. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics.
Her deeply rooted humble & cultural upbringing conditioned her to reuse & repurpose at an early age. This philosophy has extended over to her sustainable mindfulness. Her discipline focuses on her movement towards a "circular environmental cycle" by sourcing reclaimed materials into her practice to heighten her impact on carbon footprint.
Growing up as a Chinese American and influenced by discrimination and socio-economic disparities, she dissects aspects of societal programming within the matrix, while creating a wondrous majestic world of optimism and reflection.
At the underbelly of J'Atelier9, Janine's atelier/studio reconciles cause and effect within her artistry. She delicately confronts opposition, fragility, and controversy as part of her connection and voice.
J'Atelier9 disrupts the transcendent beauty of innovative repurposing in her works by merging vibrant hues, visual forms, fluid shapes, and experimental techniques. She is known to blend pigmented acrylic paints and textured paste onto layers of reclaimed mixed media from newsprint, ephemera, recycled bags, and repurposed boards - while juxtaposing the dichotomy of consumerism against responsible adaptive reuses of sustainable elements.
She allows her selectively curated eco-conscious materials and her intuitive process to reach their pinnacle of inherent patina, imperfection, or rawness. Her environmental contribution is commingled into her narrative, as her art ripples into shared experiences, personal displacement, and fearful confrontations.
J'Atelier9 merges the interconnectedness of the world through her awareness by voicing society’s sensationalism of media, global discourse, planet preservation, glorification of materialism, cross cultural evolution, and complex facets of duplicity throughout her art.
Artisan hand crafted and reconstructed, her works merge into an insightful tapestry of ethereal, unconventional, whimsical, and sustainable. She experiments with a mixture of flat color palettes, unusual textures, and composition, while swirling bold hues of expansive contrast, mood, and process.
Her artwork is being exhibited at Gallery 825. She was recently exhibited at the 98th Anniversary Benefit Auction for Los Angeles Art Association, Huntington Beach Art Center, Laguna Art Gallery in 2023. She had a group exhibits at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum for the 22nd Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition curated by Julienne Johnson, where AIR-NERGY will become International Art Exchange's Chairman, Professor Katsu Shimmin's permanent museum and corporate collection; Yerevan Art Expo for the permanent collection of Karen Demirchyan Museum, and at Sasse Museum for the SeeMe exhibition juried by Deena Capparelli.
J'Atelier9 was selected as the top finalists in 2 categories for the Touch of Blue International Expo: https://zomagazine.com/blue-expo-final-judging
She is featured on the portrait series interview for VoyageLA: http://voyagela.com/interview/life-work-with-janine-tang-of-los-angeles. She also has a feature interview with Creative Magazine: https://www.createmagazine.com/blog/j-atelier9-and-the-circular-movement-in-art expands on her environmental responsibility within her artisan craft in fine arts.
2024: J’Atelier9 (FUN FACTORY) Solo Exhibition, The Glenmark (slated for Feb 2024)
2023: J'Atelier9 Solo Art Pop Up Experience, Vives Experience
2022: J‘Atelier9 Solo Pop Up Art Exhibit, Vives Experience
MUSEUM GROUP SHOWS
2023: 22nd Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition curated by Julienne Johnson, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
2022: SeeMe juried by Deena Capparelli, Sasse Art Museum,
GROUP EXHIBITION SHOWS
Supersense, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825 juried Cynthia Penna
Words on Printed Page, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Burke Triolo Studio, Los Angeles Art Association's 98th Anniversary Benefit Auction with John Moran Auctioneers juried by LAAA Exhibition Committee and Auction House partners
J Alley Studios, Midsummer Night Scene curated by Jeremiah Alley
Yerevan Art Expo, Yerevan Armenia curated by Narine Isajanyan & Julienne Johnson
Full Bodied, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Informationary, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Confection, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
FRESH Spring Fling, Laguna Art Gallery
Non Sequitur, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Small Time, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Coy, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Centered on the Center, Huntington Beach Art Center
Applied Science, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Habitual, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Hurly Burly, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Pancakes and Booze LA Art Show, Catch One LA
Interiority, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Undisclosed Location, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Walk the Unsound Music & Art Festival, Wingwalker Brewery
Festoon, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Root and Branch, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Lingering Feast, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Mannerist, Los Angeles Art Association at Gallery 825
Invitational letter from Giulia Mazzolani (former assistant director to Peggy Guggenheim at Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy) Rural Residency for Contemporary Art
Touch of Blue International Expo, Zo Magazine - Selected as Top Finalist in 2 categories, https://zomagazine.com/blue-expo-final-judging
2023: California Art League, artist member
2022: Where Are The Women Artists/WATWA, member of artist directory,
Los Angeles Art Association, artist member by juried panel
Assignment Literary Magazine, tbd (slated for 2023)
Harpur Palate Literary Journal, Special Issue: Ecoptopia, 11/2023; :https://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu/ecotopia/
The Adroit Journal, Issue 46, 8/2023; https://theadroitjournal.org/issue-forty-six/issue-forty-six-janine-tang/
VoyageLA Portrait Interview with J’Atelier9, Jun 2023; http://voyagela.com/interview/life-work-with-janine-tang-of-los-angeles
Levitate Magazine, Issue 7, 5/2023; https://issuu.com/levitatemag/docs/levitate_book_issue_7_galleys_final/232
Tulsa Review, Issue 10, 4/2023; https://tulsaccreview.com/my-cats-tail
Full House Literary, Spring 2023 Issue, 4/2023; https://www.fullhouseliterary.com/spring-issue-2023-online-pieces/red-climate-by-jatelier9
Nat 1 Publishing's Audience Askew Literary Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, 4/2023: https://audienceaskew.com/volume-1-issue-4/
Quibble Lit Review, Issue 9: Puzzle, Riddle. Puddle., 3/2023: https://www.quibblelit.com/let-me-be-frank-with-you-by-jj-brewer
Howler Project daily stories, 2/27-3/5/2023: https://www.thehowlerproject.org/post/flourish
Blood Orange Review, Vol 15.1, 2/2023: https://bloodorangereview.com/artists/j-atelier9
Harpur Palate Literary Journal, Volume 21.2 & Special Issue: Ecoptopia, 2/2023 & slated for summer/fall of 2023: https://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu
Nat 1 Publishing's Audience Askew Literary Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3, 1/2023: https://audienceaskew.com/volume-1-issue-3/
Create Magazine Exclusive Interview with J’Atelier9, 10/2022: https://www.createmagazine.com/blog/j-atelier9-and-the-circular-movement-in-art
STUCK IN THE MATRIX
SOCIETAL MATRIX embodies expansive hues of colors in the expressive works highlighting the ever present matrix in worldwide society. The narrative seeks to evaluate programming, messaging, conditioning, and communication within the interconnections of every single life source.
The purpose, construction, design, and deconstruction of each fragment serve as pieces of the powerful matrix and observation of the mastermind.
This series of works illuminates shifting components of colorful hues while dissecting pop culture, environmental discourse, and cautionary exploitation within society's matrix.